To Ride Pegasus (Talent Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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They were four extroardinary women who read minds, healed bodies, diverted disasters, foretold the future--and became pariahs in their own land. A talented, elite cadre, they stepped out of the everyday human race...to enter their own!


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Extraordinary people who read minds, heal bodies, and divert disasters fortell the future--and ...

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To Ride Pegasus (Talent Series #1)

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Overview

They were four extroardinary women who read minds, healed bodies, diverted disasters, foretold the future--and became pariahs in their own land. A talented, elite cadre, they stepped out of the everyday human race...to enter their own!


From the Paperback edition.

Extraordinary people who read minds, heal bodies, and divert disasters fortell the future--and become pariahs in their own land. Molly, Charity, Barbara, baby Dorotea, and Amalda--they are the Talented, an elite cadre that steps out the everyday human race to enter their own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345457516
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/9/2002
  • Series: Talent Series , #1
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 44,410
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    A good story, in a new format

    I was glad, and more than glad, to see one of my favorite childhood stories return in new clothes. I've transitioned most of my reading to e-books, but so many of my old favorites are only available in dead tree format, and it's always a joy to discover that that has been corrected.

    Unfortunately, while the story itself is as strong as ever, this edition does have it's flaws. It was clearly run through a scanner without any attention paid to the final output, and while it (mostly) doesn't get broken, it does introduce a few obviously mispelled words (minor issue), and destroys *all* scene breaks (major issue). You'll jump from one POV/scene to the next with no indication of which paragraph belongs to the old POV/scene and which one belongs to the next. Note that this doesn't include chapter breaks, only the double-return associated with scene breaks.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    talents abound

    Start here then proceed thru to pegasus in flight then pegasus in space. Love the series that then proceeds to The Rowan and on. A long line of family who I love. This is world I would love to be living in anywhere in the time line. I mourn the passing of Anne McCaffrey. But her son Todd has been surprising with his continuing books . Go!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Highly recommended.

    I read this book when it first came out and now I've got my wife reading it! My only complaint is the editing is lousy in the nookbook. I don't have my copy on hand at the moment to verify some of the errors, but I'm a natural born editor and spelling and grammar errors leap off the page at me. I've only read the first chapter and found TEN errors that any decent word processor would find in a heartbeat. I will continue reading this book and see how bad it gets. Fortunately, my wife isn't as OCD about it as I am.

    I still recommend this book and series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Great read

    It was books like these that started me on over 40 years of reading !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2006

    I really liked it

    A great start to a great series. lots of different characters and personalities and a great plot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2002

    Great book

    One has to marvel at Henry Darrow's abilities. He recovers from a life threatening injury to go onto a maverick venture that publicly embraces psionic ability in a time when it is met with cries of witchcraft by supposed learned people. And worse, is feared by most of the population. Well, more power to Darrow. You'll read in later Talent books, how he and his children, and grandchildren succeed and win the public to their side. A must read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Hera cabin

    Hera

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    The Talent Series is such a great ride into an alternate future. If you enjoy Anne McCaffrey's style you cannot miss reading all the books in this series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Pinkie Pie

    ((I gtg. Bbl!))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Misty

    "You do swimming here? Most schools dont nowadays..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Fluttrcup

    Speed, this is just for me, scoot, and two others that we rp. Sorry.)) They left to thei pizza place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Scoot

    *Follows with Orion.* (12th res is Pizza Place.)

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

    A Favorite! Henry Darrow is a surprisingly accurate astrologer.

    A Favorite!

    Henry Darrow is a surprisingly accurate astrologer. He predicted the car accident that would give him a serious head injury and would put him in the one hospital with an ultra-sensitive electroencephalograph, otherwise known as a Goosegg. After his surgery he woke to a nurse watching him. He had a precognitive episode predicting they would get married and since he was being monitored by the Goosegg the chart showed the unusual activity in his brain at the exact moment of his episode. Scientific proof that parapsychic talent exists. From that point Henry Darrow begins the hard work needed to form the Parapsychic Center and bring all those with Talent under its protection. 

    This book contains four short stories chronicling Henry Darrow’s hard work to get the Center started then a place for the Talented to stay where their quarters weren’t crammed in with others and could be shielded to protect their minds. Land for the center, finding Talents to bring into the fold and getting laws passed to protect them all started with Darrow, but continued well after his death.

    While this book was first published in 1973, I didn’t read it until after came out in paperback in 1986. Did I read it in 1986? No. I read it in 1990 after reading The Rowan, the first book in The Tower and Hive series. After reading McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series, I was hunting for other works by her to read and when I picked up The Rowan I didn’t realized there were three books prior to it in a series called The Talent. Once I realized that fact it was just a matter of hunting down the books.

    I was enthralled with the idea that people had extrasensory abilities and I remain enthralled to this day. A fan of Anne McCaffrey since my brother gave me Dragonflight when I was a kid (in the 70s), I love her writing. She brings a world and people to life with a minimum of description that is a perfect balance between describing what she sees and allowing the reader to paint their own version of the same picture, letting imagination fly. Her plots are tight and the characters are well-developed. The endings always make you want to have the next book on deck, so you can dive right back in. 

    To Ride Pegasus is the beginning of the The Talent series and it morphs into The Tower and the Hive series with The Rowan. If you like books that feature people with a wide range of parapsychic abilities then this story and all those that follow should appeal to you.

    *Book source ~ My home library.

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